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Everything is within walking distance if you have the time...

Posted by Bob G. on 6/12/00 at 01:18 (021685)

The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start.

While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.

After opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles as he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.

Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

'Oh, that's my trouble tree,' he replied. 'I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing for sure, troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home. Then in the morning I pick them up again.'

'Funny thing is,' he smiled, 'when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there ain't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.'


Re: Everything is within walking distance if you have the time...

Laurie R on 6/12/00 at 12:12 (021706)

Hi Bob,
Thank you for sharing this story with us ,I have a shelf that I put all my problems on when this get real bad ,like when my foot is at the point I want to cut it off I put my problems on the shelf at night and I do the same thing I get them in the morning and just like your friend their are not as many there as there was the night before.

Thanks Laurie R


Re: Everything is within walking distance if you have the time...

Laurie R on 6/12/00 at 12:12 (021706)

Hi Bob,
Thank you for sharing this story with us ,I have a shelf that I put all my problems on when this get real bad ,like when my foot is at the point I want to cut it off I put my problems on the shelf at night and I do the same thing I get them in the morning and just like your friend their are not as many there as there was the night before.

Thanks Laurie R